Sumary of Top US Senate Republican urges Americans: ‘Get vaccinated’ as COVID-19 cases spike:
- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year’s rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
- McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably bad advice” coming from pundits and others against the vaccines.
- “If there is anybody out there willing to listen: Get vaccinated,” McConnell said at his weekly press conference at the Capitol.
- ”McConnell has been one of the most outspoken members of his party in urging vaccinations to stop the virus spread, speaking often in his home state of Kentucky of the need for people to get the shot.